Are you an Outlaw or a Regulator? Christian Gudegast’s Den of Thieves (2018) pushes the viewers to choose. The movie premiered at Regal Cinemas of South Beach with noteworthy appearances from stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Pablo Schreiber, Curtis “50 cent” Jackson, and Gerard Butler. Before the picture began, Butler, who also produced the film, discussed the feature’s six-year filmmaking process. Comedically, 50 cent continued with explaining their two weeks of military and police tactical training. As the laughter and applause slowly diminished simultaneously with the lights, the widescreen lit with the viewer promptly thrown right into the action.
The Miami Jewish Film Festival, in cooperation with the Miami Beach Cinematheque, will continue its retrospective of Barbra Streisand’s most iconic films throughout the month of November. “Simply Streisand” celebrates four of Streisand’s Academy Award- Nominated films with screenings hosted by special guests. Event Location: Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
For a disaster movie that shows very few disasters, Dean Devlin’s Geostorm (2017) might be bad, but not a total nightmare of a movie. Gerard Butler plays Jake, the leading man and creator of “Dutch Boy”, a set of satellites designed to control earth’s climate. After a series of technical malfunctions, his brother Max, who now has been given control over the satellite operation, quickly discovers that the errors in the system are not a complete accident. With Jake sent to the space station that runs “Dutch Boy”, the two brothers work together in attempt to prevent a massive Geostorm. Continue reading Geostorm, naturally a disaster
Nicola Gavioli is a Professor of the Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Program at FIU, with great passion for his work. Born and raised in Italy, he pursued a language completely foreign to him and made it his own. His rapid embrace led him to treasure not only the language but also the literature and cultural history, moving him to transmit the same passion to his students in the courses he teaches. Currently he teaches two film courses: Brazilian Cinema (POW 4390) and Brazilian Cinema and Human Rights (POW 4391) among a variety of other courses.
Aspiring screenwriter, Kimberly Morles, was an intern for the Film Studies Program at FIU this past summer term. With a passion for cinema and writing, she has published various articles and presented valuable input, reflected in her active participation in the Film Studies Program’s biweekly newsletter. Kimberly’s time spent as an intern allowed her to gain invaluable hands-on experience that she would to share with you, our readers and hopeful future interns.
Welcome back, film lovers! Now that the hectic first week of classes is officially over and the dust has settled, it’s time to start getting cozy with our classes and enjoy all that film has to offer.
Back to school season is in full swing! The smell of new books, school supplies sale blowups and “welcome back!” signs plastered on every marquee sign on school lawns have taken over as we close up this exciting chapter of summer. With all this commotion, it’s inevitable to get excited about going back to classes again. Now the possibilities are endless! With a brand new schedule and exciting upcoming events to look forward to, it’s time to begin a new chapter in our lives. The sky is the limit! But as we all know, a new start isn’t always easy. As the time has come to get ready to go back to school, these three movies, according to you, will make it a whole lot easier.